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Institutions of higher education around the world have responded to the challenge of globalization by internationalizing their curricula. Incorporating elements of cross-cultural examination to a freshman Fundamentals of Public Speaking class proved to be an important first step toward globalization for this speech professor. In the class, students were placed in groups of 5 or 6, and each group selected a theme regarding study abroad and places abroad. Each group member examined an aspect of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Global Approach, Public Speaking, Fundamental Concepts, Introductory Courses, Study...
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of internationalizing a curricular component of the class on preservice teachers. By realigning course objectives and including a content specific Albany State University internationalization initiative framework, the project evaluated the impact on preservice teacher knowledge of culturally relevant pedagogy. The early childhood education candidates, eligible for degrees in Early Childhood Education, researched educational practices on an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Global Approach,...
This article illustrates the findings on multilingualism related to the educational sphere in the city of Rome, within the scope and theoretical framework of the international project LUCIDE (Languages in Urban Communities--Integration and Diversity for Europe). Particularly, it describes the type of linguistic and cultural support offered to plurilingual citizens and the language teaching practices that have emerged from the study of the University of Rome "Foro Italico" Unit, as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries,...
This study entailed understanding how urban teachers supported a population of immigrant students (from non-English speaking countries) and English Language Leaners (ELLs) as well as how teachers made sense of and carried out instruction for this group of students in an urban classroom. The author's ultimate goal as a teacher educator was to translate what he had learned from this study into principles and practices to be shared with new teachers. After several setbacks related to finding a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English Language Learners, Immigrants, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement,...
Much of the concern with young people's historical knowledge centres on factual attainment or disciplinary skills. However, relatively little attention is paid to the relevance that young people attribute to history and how they use the past, and various social representations of history, to relate to the present. Research in this realm tends to emphasize the impact of collective memory narratives on individuals, rather than individuals' agency in using them. In this article, I will examine the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adolescents, Historical Interpretation, Conflict Resolution, Arabs, Jews, Reflection,...
As the needs and interests of young people are shifting under the influence of demographics and other social developments, "new stories" have started to attract many that undermine the human rights narrative and nurture radical attitudes. This has consequences for human rights education (HRE). As competing narratives have gained a foothold in major target audiences of HRE, the latter has to realize it is facing an uphill battle. The evidence suggests that HRE can no longer rely on the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Civil Rights, Violence, Political Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Attitude Change,...
This paper reports on a qualitative study investigating the experience and perspectives of students using English as an international language studying transdisciplinary master's degrees related to culture industries at Goldsmiths, University of London. The particular focus of this paper concerns their experiences of writing several different genres on their degree programmes, including a category of written assessment that, in keeping with the transdisciplinary project of opening up...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
This article presents the results of a study that analyses students' historical narratives of the nation in relation to historical consciousness and how their sense of self-identification with groups affects their narrative structure and orientation. This study was conducted with French Canadian students registered in two high schools (n = 58) and one university (n = 18) in Ottawa, the federal capital of Canada. I found that a strong sense of identification leads young people to construct more...
Topics: ERIC Archive, French Canadians, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, History,...
This paper tells about teachers' schema in teaching reading. Based on some articles that the writer given, there are teachers who success in teaching reading and who are failed. The one of the cause why they are failed is because they did not apply the complete activities (pre-reading activities, while-reading and post-reading) in teaching reading. The types of reading activities are also explained to give a point of view for readers how to be a successful teacher in teaching reading.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Schemata (Cognition), Reading Instruction, Prereading Experience, Teaching Methods,...
Among three sections that follow the Paper-Based TOEFL (PBT), many test takers find listening comprehension section is the most difficult. Thus, in this research the researcher aims to explore how students learn PBT's listening comprehension section effectively through song technique. This sounds like a more interesting and engaging way to learn language because music is a very powerful motivational tool for learning language. To reach the goal of this study, the researcher applied the grammar...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Test Preparation, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second...
This research paper aims to explore the usage of the English Auxiliary "Be" Present Tense Verb, using corpus based method among Malaysian form 4 and form 5 students. This study is conducted by identifying and classifying the types of errors in the Auxiliary "Be" Present Tense verb in students' compositions from the MCSAW corpus developed by (Mukundan & RezvaniKalajahi, 2013). 273 Form 5 sample essays and 295 Form 4 sample essays were taken from four different national...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Morphemes, English (Second Language), Error Patterns, Second Language Learning,...
Using exhibition for the final project in Sociolinguistic study is really interesting for Universitas Siswa Bangsa Internasional students, especially for 2011 English Department students. Exhibition becomes interesting because this is the new thing to conduct the final project for English Department students' cohort 2011 at Universitas Siswa Bangsa Internasional. The lecturer divides the students into pairs and each pairs should master one content or topic in Sociolinguistic study. The students...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Sociolinguistics, Foreign Students, English (Second Language),...
The aim of this research is to investigate the factors of demotivation in L2 learning of Pakistani undergraduates at the University of Balochistan, Quetta. A mixed-methods research design was employed in this study to explore the factors of demotivation. Quantitative data was obtained from the responses of a population of 116 first semester undergraduates in a questionnaire adopted from Sakai and Kikuchi (2009). The questionnaire comprised 35 close-ended items on a 5-point Likert scale on six...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Learning Motivation, Second Language...
Listening is one of the important language skills. Traditionally, listening skills have been taught in isolation or it is sometimes combined with speaking tasks. Dictogloss is an interactive method which promotes cooperative learning and can assist in the development of both the teacher and students' listening skills. Unlike in the traditional method of dictation, in dictogloss only the gist of the text is expected to be produced by the students. To find the usefulness of the method in a second...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Listening Comprehension, Listening Skills,...
This article offers guidance to teacher educators who seek to internationalize courses or curriculum in higher education. Through reflective practice (Bolton, 2010), I describe my process for internationalizing an undergraduate course for pre-service teachers enrolled in an early childhood education program. The research question that guided this process is: how can I integrate global content into an undergraduate course for teacher education in the United States? My journey through course...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Preservice...
Directive feedback is one of strategy to check students' grammatical error in writing. This strategy is used by the lecturer in PETA (Principle of Effective Teaching and Assessment) course during third semester. This research used case study to investigate whether directive feedback could improve students' writing skill. Besides that, it also tried to explore the commonest grammatical error in student's writing and students' feeling toward directive feedback. The participants of this research...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Writing Skills, Writing Improvement, Feedback (Response), Grammar, Case Studies,...
This study explores the pedagogical approaches to internationalizing World Literature and English Composition courses at Albany State University, a small HBCU in Albany, Georgia. This attempt to internationalize the World Literature curriculum introduces, adds, and (re)positions strategically multimedia texts, such as "My Mother the Crazy African," "The Tale of Sinuhe," "Egyptian Love Poems," and Black Orpheus that simultaneously highlight and counter the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, World Literature, Literature Appreciation, International Education,...
This paper reports on the process by which the curriculum for the 16-week, one semester course, MUSC 2022, Ear Training and Sight Singing, was internationalized. Since the world is increasingly becoming a global village, I wanted students to expand their awareness of other countries, along with the music and history of those countries, through their musical skills and knowledge in this new course that I created. The purpose of internationalizing this course is that students will appreciate...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Global Approach, Music Education, Singing, Cultural Awareness, Cross Cultural...
About the year 2000, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Albany State University (ASU), Albany, Georgia, USA envisioned the need to have a comprehensive curriculum revision based on recommendations of the Conference Boards of The Mathematical Sciences, the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of American, and based on the need to create attractive career pathways for our students in emerging fields and professions. Many Mathematics graduates were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Education, Money Management, Finance Occupations, Curriculum Development,...
Two sections of a college discrete mathematics class were taught using cooperative learning techniques throughout the semester. The 33 students attending these sections were randomly assigned into groups of three. Their final examination consisted of an individual and group blended examination where students worked in their groups and discussed questions, but each student had a different version of the examination and their own questions to answer. Afterwards, students were given a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Models, Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning, Questionnaires, Mathematics...
This ethnographic case study follows two urban immigrant students in their yearlong journey in an urban science classroom where the first two pedagogic tools of reality pedagogy (cogenerative dialogue and co-teaching) were implemented. This study examines the role reality pedagogy plays in the science classroom for these two students, while focusing on their social capital and how distributed cognition is used to frame understanding. The three emergent themes that were generated and observed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Urban Areas, Immigrants, Ethnography, Case Studies, Science...
Webquest, first introduced by Dodge in 1995, is a research and inquiry tool that uses the Internet as a resource. The interest of the students regarding the characteristics is included in the related literature according to the researches made. There is a need for studies to be regarded by the teacher candidates for the webquests regarded by the teachers and students. The purpose of this research is to determine the opinions of Turkish teacher candidates who have knowledge about Webquest and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Internet, Web...
The current study aimed to find out the effect of situated learning on students' Vocational English learning. This research employed a mixed method research design. In the quantitative part of the study, pre-tests and post-tests were implemented to investigate the differences in students' vocational English learning between the experimental and the control group. Besides, the qualitative part of the research consisted of semi-structured interviews in order to explore students' perceptions about...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Semi Structured Interviews, Experimental Groups, Control Groups,...
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of science instruction given through the game and physical activities course in accordance with interdisciplinary teaching approaches on students' science achievement and retention. The participants were 82 third grade students from a public elementary school. Three classes were chosen as experimental groups and one class was chosen as a control group in the school. The instruction period lasted for five weeks in all groups. The data were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Educational Games, Physical Activities,...
This paper presents a checklist that scaffolds teachers' professional decision-making with regard to differentiated instruction. It discusses the way the concept of differentiated instruction may be applied in an evidence-informed way by presenting a checklist for high-quality differentiated instruction (DI). We tried to tackle the question of how to implement differentiated instruction in a research-informed way. We sought answers in meta-analyses on effective teaching practices. To...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Check Lists, Educational Quality, Teaching Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique),...
Traditional school subjects are challenged by the acceleration of access to knowledge in the new age of media available to both teachers and students. Teachers who are socialized into existing traditional practices are now encouraged to introduce technology into their pedagogy. This Paper explores a particular way in which teachers can creatively introduce a new and useful technology known as Instructional Digital Storytelling (IDS), guided by the Technological, Pedagogical and Content...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Story Telling, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods,...
This study is based on the "2014 the Schweitzer Program" in Taiwan which spanned for four weeks from the 2nd to 29th of August. The lessons included four classes of multimedia picture books and eight game-based lessons. The aim of this research is to describe how to integrate the theory of "Multiple Intelligence (MI)" by Howard Gardner as well as the theories of "Cooperative Learning", and "Game-Based Teaching" into summer intensive English classes among...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Action Research, Multiple Intelligences, Cooperative Learning, Educational Games,...
Tuning Educational Structures in Europe is perhaps the most important higher education innovation platform nowadays. The main objective of the Tuning Project is to develop a tangible approach to implement the action lines of the Bologna Process; thus, implementation and innovation are closely linked in Tuning. However, during its development, Tuning has evolved into a complex, multilevel policy implementation toolset with a worldwide significance. The purpose of this article is to present the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods,...
The present study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of blended teaching, based on the e-learning management system "Blackboard," in the development of academic achievement, study skills and self-confidence among the students of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU). The study sample consisted of (38) female students who were specialized in primary classroom at the University. The participants were randomly selected, where the experimental group was (21) female...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Blended Learning, Integrated Learning Systems, Instructional Effectiveness, Academic...
The academic performance of students is affected by many factors, including effectiveness in teaching, the subjects taught and the environment as well as the facilities provided. The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between students' perceptions of the teaching and learning towards the lecturers with their achievements in Mathematics at the Centre for Pre University Studies. The study was a descriptive study in which a survey research design was adopted. A total of 841...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers,...
Many people from generation Z are at the beginning of their academic activities. This generation has peculiar characteristics that might be a challenge in the labor market. Thus, instructors have a great role in their preparation. However, professors might face difficulties dealing with their specific characteristics. The research aims to carry out a general survey to enable an understanding of the greater challenges and difficulties in teaching the subject of engineering to the students of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Engineering Education, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Case Studies,...
This research aims to know the relationship between the variables teachers' pedagogical management and instrumental performance in students from an Artistic Higher Education School. It is a descriptive and correlational research that seeks to find the relationship between both variables. The sample of the study consisted of 30 students of the symphonic band to whom two instruments were applied: a questionnaire for pedagogical management and a checklist for instrumental performance in the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Correlation, Musical...
In this article, two teacher educator researchers engage in a duologue to explore the pedagogical and poetic openings experienced during two individual youth empowerment school-based research projects--one a middle school poetry project, the other a high-school mentoring project. The projects engage minoritized youth with undergraduate students in colleges of education utilizing a methodology grounded in a theory of physical and metaphorical borderlands and border pedagogy for agentive...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Middle School Students, High School Students, Student Empowerment, Activism, Youth...
The present study investigates the impact of the integration of the Cognitive Linguistics (CL) pedagogy into Data-driven learning (DDL) on the learners' acquisition of two sets of English spatial prepositions of verticality, "over/under" and "above/below." The study followed a quasi-experimental design with a control and an experimental group including a pre-test, two instructional treatments, and a post and a delayed post-test for each group. A total of 52 students...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Psycholinguistics, Pretests Posttests, Models, English (Second Language), Second...
The present study attempts to examine how the stylistic aspects of Text World Theory (TWT) can be used in Literature and Language Teaching classrooms in order to help students to improve their critical understanding and interpretation. The pedagogical stylistic application of this theory can enhance ELT students' language awareness, creative reading skills as well as reader-response skills and deepen the interaction between readers and texts. The study focuses initially on the efficacy of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Literary Genres, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language...
Integration of technology in foreign language classes has long been a matter of interest for researchers. Yet, studies have often yielded indecisive and conflicting results. Besides, there have been few, if any, studies exploring the relationship between learners' use of metacognitive reading strategies and their performance in reading tests. The aim of this study is thus to investigate not only the impact of online reading tasks on tertiary level EFL students' test scores at a Public...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second...
The purpose of this study was to explore if teaching ELF would help students change their beliefs about language and language learning. Firstly, students were interviewed in person, and they were found to have a lack of motivation and negative attitudes towards learning English with standard norms. It was also noticed that the students are not familiar with varieties of English spoken worldwide. Then, according to students' responses, a two-week ELF-based teaching was planned and applied based...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
Metaphors reflect the way people think and know the world. When they are considered within teaching profession, they can be strong agents revealing teachers? beliefs about their profession. They may also explore the meaning that teachers attach to themselves. Despite their strength to shed light on how teachers conceptualize themselves, metaphor studies seem to be limited. For this reason, this study set out to reveal what EFL teachers think about their roles through metaphorical...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
Boosters are an important metadiscourse device for writers because it creates an emphatic impression in the reader. In addition, the competence of metadiscourse devices such as boosters is crucial in having native-fluency in academic writing. Therefore, this avoidance of using boosters may spawn foreignness in non-native writers' academic texts. The present study has four-fold aims to accomplish: (1) whether there is a statistically significant difference between native and non-native writers...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English for Academic Purposes, Writing (Composition), Correlation, Teaching Methods,...
Genre analysis is today's dominant approach for textual analysis, especially in the ESP learning and teaching profession. Adopting this approach, the present study compares the Introduction chapters of MA theses in ELT (English Language Teaching) written by Thai students to those written by American university students based on the move-step analysis. Two sets of corpora comprise 30 TSI (Thai student Introduction) and 30 ASI (American student Introduction) Introduction chapters from the theses...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
Post-secondary educators are increasingly experimenting with the possibility of blending or replacing traditional lecture-based instruction with student-centered instruction. Although some studies have been completed, much remains to be learned about when and why student-centered instruction works and the effectiveness of specific approaches. The goal of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a student-centered instructional approach on students' engagement and achievement in a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Lecture Method, Engineering Education, Outcomes of Education, Student Centered...
Engineering product design requires both technical aptitude and an understanding of the nontechnical requirements in the marketplace, economic or otherwise. Engineering education has long focused on the technical side of product design, but there is increasing demand for market-aware engineers in industry. Market-awareness and customer-focus are also associated with entrepreneurship, which has been given increased focus in engineering education. A common tool for gauging customer interest in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Epistemology, Teaching Methods, Games, Engineering Education, Entrepreneurship, Focus...
While teaching methods tend to be updated frequently, the implementation of new innovative assessment tools is much slower. For example project based learning has become popular as a teaching technique, however, the assessment tends to be via traditional reports. This paper reports on the implementation and evaluation of using website development as an assessment tool for a project based learning course. A questionnaire was used to gain student feedback in a first year engineering course where...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Active Learning, Student Projects, Web Sites, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries,...
The online student response system (SRS) is a technological tool that can be effectively implemented in English language classroom contexts and be used to promote students' active learning. In this qualitative study, "Socrative", a Web 2.0 software, was integrated with active learning activities and used as an SRS to explore English second language learners' (ESL) perceptions of the use of this tool. The results showed that both techniques (SRS and active learning activities)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Active Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Computer...
This study investigated whether the application of video clips with small groups or with individual teaching-learning activities improved the speaking skills of young EFL learners the most; accordingly a quasi-experimental study with a pre-test, post-test design was done. The instrument used in this study was a test in the form of an oral test or interview. The results showed that the mean score from the students in the Small Group Activities group at 67.27 was higher than the mean score from...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Video Technology, Small Group Instruction, Independent Study, Speech Skills, English...
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This paper introduces an approach to teaching ethics as design in a new course entitled Design Ethics, team-taught by a philosopher and an engineer/designer. The course follows a problem-based learning model in which groups of students work through the phases of the design process on a project for a local client, considering the design values and the ethical values in play in each decision along the way. Their acquisition of ethical thinking skills and moral imagination are assessed with a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Ethics, Teaching Methods, Design, Engineering Education, Course Descriptions, Problem...
Students appreciate group work as a means of learning and several studies also suggest that students who work together in groups have better learning outcomes. Nevertheless, teachers still seem reluctant to use group work as a pedagogical tool in the classroom. The main focus of this qualitative study is to address group work as a classroom activity from the teachers' perspectives, and more specifically to ascertain why teachers are reluctant to use group work as a mode of working in education....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Group Activities, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups, Teacher...
We report a study focused on how problem-solving instructional strategies would affect students' achievement and retention in Chemistry with particular reference to River State. A pre-test, post-test, non-equivalent control group design was adopted. Two research questions and two hypotheses were respectively answered and tested. Purposive and stratified random sampling was used to select 428 SS II students from two rural and two urban local government areas of Rivers State. These students were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Science Achievement, Retention...
In 1997, a statement was released from the 18th CARICOM Heads of Government Conference which, in effect, linked the economic development of the Caribbean region and its competitive advantage to the science and technological capabilities of its citizens. There are some serious implications of this statement for the continued economic growth and development of Caribbean economies especially in today's global economic environment of rapid technological growth and trade liberalization. An important...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum,...
Despite its relevance and evidence support, Cooperative Learning (CL) is a challenge for all educational systems due to the difficulties in its implementation. The objective of this study is to identify the effect of Primary Education initial teacher training in the prediction of future CL use. Two groups of 44 and 45 students were conceptually trained, with the latter also having the opportunity to experience CL in the university classroom. Opting for mixed methods research, this study tries...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education,...
Teacher-students' and students-students' interactions are of significant importance in foreign language teaching and learning. It is argued that interactions between teachers and students facilitate language development and lead to better language learning. The present study is an attempt to investigate the effect of two teaching approaches: 1. Task-Based Instruction (TBI) and 2. Form-Focused Instruction (FFI) on the quantity and quality of teacher-students' interactions reflected in the number...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Second Language Instruction, Interaction, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching...
In this article, the remediation of pupils' cognitive skills is studied and a practical framework for educational and remedial work at primary level is introduced. This article is based on a doctorate research that studied by means of action research the development and enhancement of the most low-grade school entrants' reasoning and cognitive skills. Those first grade students (N = 43) who performed the worst in the cognitive skill measures comprised the test and control groups. The pupils in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cognitive Ability, Thinking Skills, Action Research, Grade 1, Elementary School...
This article seeks to examine the perception of the EFL/ESL teachers on environmental education and the integration of environmental education in language teaching. The hope of the article is that it will enable Cameroon EFL/ESL teachers to discover or rediscover the aims and extended reach of their profession. That is, that EFL/ESL teaching should not only be limited to the improvement of learners' language proficiency but also to enable them develop critical thinking strategies that can be...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teacher...
This paper attempted to reveal some inadequacies inherent in the Nigerian system of education and, how the pragmatic approach to education can help solve the problems of disfunctionality of the system. It does this by explaining the aims and features of the pragmatic philosophy of education. Furthermore, the paper gave answers to two basic questions: (i) what really went wrong in the Nigerian education system? And, (ii) How did it start? The paper used education according to the needs of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational...
This study was an attempt to test whether there is an association between teachers' level of experience and frequency and type of FFEs they use in EFL classes. Also, it investigated the distribution of FFEs across two different proficiency levels, which were elementary and pre-intermediate. Six teachers (three experienced and three less experienced) participated in this study. Thirty-six classes were audio-recorded, with six sessions for each teacher. Then data was first transcribed, codified,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
The rapid development of modern economy has put forward higher requirements for financial engineering education. This paper analyzes the status and problems in undergraduate financial engineering education in china, such as indistinct training objective, rigid curriculum structure, and superficial teaching methods, etc. and puts forward suggestions to improve undergraduate financial engineering education in China.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Finance Occupations, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries,...
This paper assessed the use of computer assisted instruction in enhancing students' creative ability in sculpture education in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. The study adopted non- randomized pretest, posttest control group. Data were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). The mean score were used in testing the only research hypothesis. There was no significant difference in students' creativity ability in sculpture when taught using computer...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Creativity, Sculpture, Universities, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Pretests...
"Social Research Methods," as a methodology course, combines theories and practices closely. Based on the synergy theory, this paper tries to establish an integrated multi-level bilingual teaching mode. Starting from the transformation of teaching concepts, we should integrate interactions, experiences, and researches together and focus on cultivating innovative and practical international talents.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Bilingual Education, Foreign...
Writing is one of the four skills in language learning and it should be paid more attention. In this regard, creating contexts which is value coherence in pragmatic level, and cohesion in semantic level is important. Knowledge about the discourse Markers (DMs), amongst other things, be used to improve writing skill. DMs are expression such as "now, well, so, which signal a sequential relationship between the current basic message and previous discourse. The present paper focuses on the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
This paper focuses on connecting natural sciences education with Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT). In this sense, natural sciences education is considered as a lifelong learning procedure, not seen as an individual but as a collective activity. Moreover, learning becomes a human activity in which theory and praxis are strongly connected and learning outcomes are obviously seen in society and culture. The paper is a review of five years research on natural sciences education from a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Natural Sciences, Lifelong Learning, Learning Activities, Praxis, Early Childhood...
The study investigated the level of comfortability, adequacy of training/skills, influence of gender and years of experience on teachers preference for specialized teaching. Survey research design was adopted, and 254 teachers in Osun state, Nigeria participated in the study. Questionnaire on advocacy for specialised teaching in public primary schools was used to elicit information from the respondents. The result showed that 52% of the teachers were not comfortable with generalised teaching....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Public Schools, Public School...
The present study sheds light on teaching English through two ways of questioning (Socratic & Traditional) methods in Kuwaiti elementary public schools. Data were collected through a qualitative observational method. The study engaged 15 female participants, seven of whom were newly graduate English language teachers with experience in how Socratic questioning works, while the other eight teachers had >10 years experience in teaching English as a foreign language. The study revealed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Second Language...
Our study focussed on the cognitive achievement potential of low achieving eighth graders, dealing with drug prevention (cannabis). The learning process was guided by a teacher, leading this target group towards a modified learning at workstations which is seen as an appropriate approach for low achievers. We compared this specific open teaching approach with both, a conventional learning at workstations and a traditional teacher-centered approach. Two types of students of lowest stratification...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Workstations, Prevention, Drug Abuse, Low Achievement, Pretests Posttests, Foreign...
Media are inseparable from upbringing and education. Different information sources should be a supplement to the basic educational relation between the teacher and students. But, immediate and dialogue based relation between the students and teacher, and between parents and their children, cannot be replaced or suppressed by any type of media interference. The final aim for the students/children is to critically approach information and to achieve their development of independent learning in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Secondary School Students,...
This article started with a brief review of the history and current situation of Chinese MBA education and its internationalization and localization. Then, the author presented the opportunities faced of China's MBA education. Furthermore, the challenges faced by Chinese MBA education in the globalization process together with their implications were also discussed. At the end of this paper, the author gave some recommendations on the reforms and innovations for the Localization and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Masters Degrees, Business Administration Education, Foreign Countries, Educational...
One of the limitations of the meaning focused instruction in an EFL situation such as Iran is that a communicative approach helps Iranian learners to become fluent, but is insufficient to ensure comparable levels of oral accuracy. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether planned focus on form, and also what type of corrective feedback, would be useful for Iranian EFL learners' oral accuracy. To this end, the study employed a quasi experimental design. Three intact classes were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Oral...
This study uses history of science in teaching natural sciences from the early grades. The theoretical framework used is Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT), which is a theory with expanding applications in different fields of science. The didactical scenario, in which history of science is used in a CHAT context, refers to Newton's presentation of color theory to the scientific society. The question addressed in this study is to connect the history of science with science teaching from...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Instruction, Color, Foreign Countries, Science History, Natural Sciences,...
This paper focuses the potentials of information and communication technologies (ICT) on three main areas as related to students learning (possession, perception and problems). It investigated students' possession, perception and problems (as envisaged or experienced) by students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife on the use of ICT facilities. The study employed survey method. Sample for this study consisted of 500 undergraduates randomly selected from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Information Technology, Undergraduate Students, Likert Scales, Questionnaires, Laptop...
The purpose of this researching study was to develop a teaching proposal and investigate the conceptualizations that children make about the processes of plants (photosynthesis, respiration, transpiration). We undertook an innovative implementation on teaching living things to students of 10 to 11 years old (5th grade). The theoretical framework is the Cultural-Historical Activity Theory that is inherently developed to understand the use of tools in human activity. The researching methodology...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary School Curriculum, Plants (Botany), Grade 5, Qualitative Research,...
Substantial numbers of Chinese mainland students are enrolled in overseas Western-based business courses but are dislocated from their home cultures. Business education curriculum and course designers need to understand how these students are best trained in western style education programs. Four-hundred students in Singaporean business training programs provided differential ratings of perceived learning effectiveness, plus dislocation measures of familiarity, comfort and ease of knowledge...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Western Civilization, Business Administration Education,...
Previous research into the knowledge required for teaching has focused primarily on pre-service and in-service teachers' knowledge. What is less researched, however, is the role of the teacher educator in helping pre-service teachers (PSTs) develop the knowledge needed in order to teach mathematics to students. The focus thus shifts from examining school teachers' knowledge for teaching mathematics to school students, to studying teacher educators' knowledge for teaching teachers. This raises...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher...
The study sought to find out difficulties encountered by high school chemistry students when solving stoichiometric problems and how these could be overcome by using a problem-solving approach. The study adopted a quasi-experimental design. 485 participants drawn from 8 highs schools in a local education district in Zimbabwe participated in the study. A validated stoichiometry achievement test was used to collect data at pre-test and post-test stages. The researchers also prepared a difficulty...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Problem Solving, Chemistry,...
The growing spate of ethno-religious crises and insurgency that characterizes Nigerian polity has been traced to inadequacies in the integration policies of the government. These situations have resulted in loss of several lives and unquantifiable psychological and material damages. However, the situations could improve through the use of effective teaching strategy which could restructure the prejudiced minds of students and encourage respect for other cultures. Therefore, the Jigsaw technique...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Gender Differences, Ethnic...
The study examined the effects of two and three dimensional visual objects on learners' drawing skills in junior secondary schools in OsunState, Nigeria. It also determined students' ability to identify visual objects. Furthermore, it investigated the comparative effectiveness of two and three dimensional visual objects on drawing skills of junior secondary school students. The study employed the pretest, post- test experimental design. The study population consisted of all junior secondary...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Freehand Drawing, Secondary School Students, Visual Stimuli,...
The paper is an investigation into the possibility of using the popular social interactive media in the classroom in the developing world. There has been different school of thoughts about the usefulness of the interactive social media. The question being widely asked today is, can these popular social media be used constructively in the classroom. This study is therefore designed to provide empirical answer to the above widely asked question. The study employed descriptive survey design. A...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Classroom Techniques, Popular Culture, Social Media, Developing Nations,...